Mr. Gary Saunders
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
In this issue, we feature a message from Gary Saunders, our Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Gary joined the TowerJazz executive team in February 2015, with over thirty years of global sales leadership experience in the semiconductor industry.
TowerJazz’s mission is to bring to market specialty foundry solutions that provide unique value to our customers by attentively listening to and proactively providing for their needs, through attracting and retaining the best global talent to serve them. As the company’s face to our customer, and your champion inside TowerJazz, our global sales organization plays an integral role in orchestrating the efforts of 2800 employees passionately focused on achieving this mission.
Our customer-facing organization includes Sales, Customer Solutions staff, and Design Support Engineers across the world, and in every TowerJazz facility. Providing unique value in the highly competitive markets we serve requires our sales team to possess product, applications, technical, operational, and commercial expertise that assures our customers receive best-in-class support and service. We are honored to serve over 200 customers for their design, development, and manufacturing needs.
From our inception twenty-two years ago, with a single fab in Migdal Haemek, Israel (Fab 1), TowerJazz has grown to become the industry’s largest specialty foundry, with a global footprint. Our strength lies in the diversity of our customers, and their passion to bring the best solutions to market, which fuels the innovative spirit and customer-driven mindset of our global R&D, process development, design, manufacturing, and sales teams. Today, TowerJazz is at the cusp of a game-changing opportunity for our customers, our company, employees, and shareholders. Consider the following:
- The Internet-of-Things is driving explosive growth in connected devices, where TowerJazz has the industry’s leading RF solutions, including SiGe BiCMOS and RF CMOS technologies, featuring our SOI switch process platform.
- The continued quest for efficient energy and demand for “green” technologies in automobiles, lighting, industrial, and consumer applications requires complex power management solutions, where the industry’s leaders come to us for unique, customized solutions, using our breadth of power platforms, from 60 to 700 volts.
- Our CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) business, the established leader in the high end photography, medical, industrial, and automotive markets, has been further bolstered by the formation of TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Company TPSCo which brings us the industry’s leading sensor technology, with 65nm on 300mm wafers.
- Industry leaders come to TowerJazz’s TOPs Business Unit (Transfer Optimization and Process Services) for our unique capabilities, which allow our customers to expand capacity, or progress from R&D to a production line, leveraging the expertise of our renowned engineering teams, established transfer methodologies, IP protection, and capacity flexibility.
As leader of our global sales organization, and on behalf of TowerJazz employees around the world, I thank you, our customers, for your commitment and contribution to our success…and invite you to be part of our very exciting future.